Beyonce led the list of nominees announced Wednesday for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, collecting a total of 10 nods, followed by Taylor Swift with eight and Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Kanye West with six each.
Beyonce, Swift, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas were all nominated in the top Grammy categories of album, record and song of the year.
Swift, who at 19 years old was already a big winner this year at the American Music Awards and County Music Association Awards, was nominated for album of the year for ``Fearless,'' along with Beyonce for ``I Am ... Sasha Fierce,'' Black Eyed Peas for ``The E.N.D.,'' Lady Gaga for ``The Fame'' and Dave Matthews Band for ``Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King.''
Nominated for record of the year were Beyonce for ``Halo,'' Black Eyed Peas for ``I Gotta Feeling,'' Kings of Leon for ``Use Somebody,'' Lady Gaga for ``Poker Face'' and Swift for ``You Belong with Me.''
The nominees for song of the year -- a Grammy that is awarded to the songwriters -- are Lady Gaga's ``Poker Face,'' Maxwell's ``Pretty Wings,'' Beyonce's ``Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),'' Kings of Leon's ``Use Somebody'' and Swift's ``You Belong with Me.''
Nominated for best new artist were Zac Brown Band, Keri Hilson, MGMT, Silversun Pickups and The Ting Tings.
The nominees in the top categories were announced during a one-hour concert at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles hosted by LL Cool J and featuring performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, Nick Jonas & the Administration and Sugarland.
The Grammy Awards will be presented Jan. 31 at Staples Center.